Here in Australia, we have a Yahoo Group, Southern Cross Quilters, fondly known as Scquilters. Dear friend Prue from here in Perth organized a swap of fat-eighths in reproduction fabrics. This swap was conducted Australia-wide for any Squilter who wished to participate - I gave twenty and received twenty in return from various people.
I am really thrilled with the fabrics I have received - thanks so much Prue and to all the girls who participated. I may get a litle time in the next couple of days to do some more CWLL blocks and will include some of the new fabrics.
This is another story again! As some of you know, I started a Babette Blanket - really love doing it and feel sure it will turn out beautifully. However, I really cannot wear wool against my skin and this is not just something that has transpired as I've grown older - I was like that as a wee girl. Poor Mum had to line the sleeves of all my home-made, hand-knitted jumpers and that was all that was available then - no racks of beautiful children's clothes like there is today.
So I have decided to do a re-start using Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino - 55% Merino Wool, 33% Microfibre and 12% Cashmere. It is quite a lot more expensive than pure wool, but gentle enough for babies skin, so that will suit me. This one will not be a family give-away, just a little treasure I will keep - maybe it will go to my first great-grandchild - oh, dear, mustn't think that far ahead!
It looks lovely out there this morning, but we are supposed to be in for more rain. Must away, DD, Danielle is trying her hand at eBay and wants some help.